by newfie64 on Mar 27, 2013
my mother and I went to tesoro in january 2013 we had a great time the food was very good the staff was all very nice the location was also great near a small flea market and also a big shopping mall and plenty of restaurant to choose from if you fell like having something different we took a tour of an island i suggest bring water shoes cause a bit rockee but not at the resort the beach very long to take nice walks but water a little wave so do not venture out to PLANNING ON GOING BACK THERE NEXT JANUARY 2014 AND I TRAVEL ALOT AND USUALLY DO NOT RETURN TO THE SAME RESORT BUT I WANT TO TAKE THE HUBBY AND FRIENDS TO THE TESORO LOVED IT THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF THE STAFF
by oldbartho on Mar 15, 2013
My wife and I just returned from a 10-day stay at Tesoro. What the Tesoro lacks in fanciness, it makes up for in other areas. Everything I've said in my past two reviews still applies to the resort.
The buildings and grounds are very clean and well kept. The food is excellent (and the men do not have to wear long pants while dinint). The staff is pleasant and friendly. The beach is great for walking for about a mile in each direction from the hotel. There's very good shopping within a short distance from the hotel. The weather was consistently great with high temps in the high 80 deg. F and few clouds. We're likely to return again next year.
by decemberb on Apr 02, 2013
Hubby & I (30's) and our 16 y/o daughter stayed during Easter Week/Holy Week/Semana Santa. This was our first visit to Ixtapa/Zihua. We have traveled to Playa Del Carmen, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, & Cozumel before this trip.
We were so lucky to have an ocean-view room (#152) with a nice balcony big enough for 2 beach chairs!!! Majority of travelers during this week were from other areas of Mexico, which made the vacation so much fun! We met so many beautiful, friendly & fun people on this trip.
The Beach was beautiful & great for nice long walks. Be careful swimming at Tesoro's beach because waves get high & undertow is strong. Flag was black all the time except on our last day it changed to red (which is still dangerous) For calmer waters: Playa La Ropa & Las Gatas in Zihua and Isla Ixtapa are good options.
The pool was busy, lots of fun & water always warm.
The staff were sweet & always seemed to be happy.
Food wasn't the strongest point of this resort, but we understood this when we booked. We still ventured outside of the hotel & ate at beach cafe's and places in Zihua.
We didn't book a single tour!!!
We did everyting on our own by taking a cheap bus (9 pesos), taxi (75 - 100 pesos) or water taxi (40 pesos) to Zihua, Playa Linda, Las Gatas, Isla Ixtapa and Playa La Ropa.
Beaches were very busy but this made the days so much fun as there were always live bands playing & yummy things to buy from vendors.
If you are a tour-preferring person there was a small tour desk in the Tesoro Lobby.
The pool bar seemed to close too early. We enjoyed watching sunsets on the beach & the bar would already be closed.
The Lobby Bar opens in the evening & this is where the majority of the evening activies take place. (During our stay the Hotel had Karaoke Nights, Dance nights, & A Soccer Game Broadcast) If you step outside near the parking lot you will see the stage off to the right where the evening shows are held arround 9pm each night (We didn't find the stage right away) The shows we noticed were the Mexico Show & Tropical show.
If you walk across the street Rumbia had some bumping music blasting and Senior Frogs is also close by. There are also smaller places that have more local bands playing. One night we ventured over near the gazebo & there were clusters of brass bands & drummers playing in different corners. The music was so much fun!!! Some of the same bands walking along the beach during the day were still performing at night.
On Good Friday evening we were in Zihua & there were a lot of activities going on in the area w/Gazebo and Basketball Court (Vendors, Drummers, Dancers) As we walked arround Zihua that evening, we could hear beautiful Salsa music playing from some of the bars.
What impressed me most about this trip was that we felt like part of a family in this destination. I am worried that if we traveled to this area on a slow week, we would miss out on all the energy, happiness & excitement we experienced.
by vegas27Grimsby on Mar 21, 2013
Ixtapa sells itself and this hotel for the price gives an economic stay for one who can push the envelope when checking in especially for 2 weeks. It helps if one can speak enough Spanish as we did to get what you paid for. We complained about the room as there was a crack of ocean view. There is absolutely no reasoning with the front desk on Friday thru Sunday as that is when the Mexicans arrive and the hotel is full to capacity. We complained Sunday nite arrived Sat. and were immediately given a lovely suite full view and complete kitchen actually if not for the double poor matressed bed I was in heaven . You get what you pay for if its Dreams you want this place is not for you. The cheapness of the trip like 3600 for 2 weeks which isnt really that cheap is definitely reflected in the food . You are better to find a condo for 2 wks. and eat out or make a few things on your own. Buffet and by the way the dinner is served outside in a makeshift parking lot on weekends to accomodate the Mexicans which I heard keep the hotel financially afloat from the weekend deals they offer them. It is their country and to avoid the invasion don't stay here unless you like trough food screaming kids and complete disregard for anyone not Mexican. Its only weekends and my husband and I have been to mexico over 25 times and have not encountered this type of rude behaviour. The hotel has to give all a welcoming playing field especially since this hotel is in a perfect location. Thru the week its ok but everyone gets up to reserve the papalas on the beach front by 7am and on. and the pool area is laden with towels so rather than complain i got up at 6am too. The staff go out of their way to help you but there is a lot of chiefs and not enough Indians to run a consistent ship. The whole summation is we will return to Mexico just not there unless things change and the menu is the first one that needs attention. We will have to pay more for a condo but it is probably better in the long run as Zihuat has a lot of hotels and apts. well worth looking into for a longer stay. For the 1 weekers its a deal but Iam sure there are places here that you will get more bang for your buck ....Lets face it how many ways can you redesign hotdogs chicken and pudding desserts. The maid service is good but we had 5 different ones so do you tip them all esp. for stained sheets. This hotel has the potential to be a gold mine its a shame the way its being ran.
by rocketgirlCanada on Mar 16, 2013
Tesoro Ixtapa Feb 10-24 2013
We were lucky enough to have a villa right next to the pool and this was fantastic however other people who we talked to did not care for their rooms in the main hotel. The breakfast was great however I did not care to much for the dinners and after a week I was very tired of the food. Not a big selection but I did enjoy the snack bar by the pool. There is not swim up bar which was unfortunate and the drinks were very syrupy and the beer was from a keg which also got tiring. We ended up going to the store and buying good alcohol and beer for a break from the cheap stuff they serve. The staff are very accommodating however most do not speak very good english. They have allot of activities going on and we loved the horse races everyday.. We found the best and cheapest places to eat was in Zhihuatanejo. The restaurants close to the resorts seemed a bit over priced and thats because they can be. It is about a 15 minute cab ride to Zhihuatanejo and so it was more convenient to go to the ones close to the resort. The weather was great hot and sunny everyday plus 33 and the beaches were really nice and clean. The water is a great temperature and the snorkeling on Ixtapa Island was wonderful. I would go back but I might try a different hotel next time. I did have a great time and it seemed like the hotel with the most activity. We met really nice people and i would recommend any shopping should be done in Zhihuatanejo better deals than the stores by the resorts.
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